Elephant…. Charging into the SSL gold cup pushing everyone out of our way….
The sport of sailing in Thailand took off in the 1950’s when the former King, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, began promoting the sport. As a prominent racer and boat builder Sailing began to flourish under his Royal Patronage with the opening of Marine Sport centers and Yacht racing centers. These centers are located in the gulf of Thailand, the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in Chonburi province, and the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, based in Sattahip. While our team is based in the Thai gulf, Phuket, located in the Andaman Sea, hostsThe King’s Cup Regatta. The King’s Cup brings the fastest yachts in Asia to compete across the range in big boats.
With the support of the royal family and the world class races, Sailing has become one of Thailand’s most successful sports. The country has led in the medal table within the Asian and SouthEast Asian games. It has become a reliable source of medals for the country at the Asian Games. The country has also seen success in the Optimist class. Over the past ten years, Thailand has been at the top of the world optimist fleet with numeros top tens, a World Championships win (With our team Captain Nai in 2010), and most recently with Weka Bhanubandh winning the 2020 Optimist European Championships.
Our Team is quite a young team!